See Golden Days
Opera Prelude’s intergenerational outreach programme, See Golden Days, is now in its third year and continues to grow in scope and passion, thanks to our generous funding from Age Unlimited. We bring top-quality performance to audiences that would otherwise struggle to access it, focusing on care homes and day centres in London.
Singers and pianists perform free-admission 45-minute interactive programmes of opera, classical song and lighter music to almost 500 care home residents a year, enabling older audiences to enjoy the performances they love in the comfort and accessibility of their own homes. The programme culminates in a yearly Christmas concert in Chelsea, bringing audiences from the whole programme together in a musical celebration. Musicians and audiences alike benefit hugely from the engagement See Golden Days provides, and these concerts are amongst the most popular Opera Prelude events for the performers as well as our older audiences.
An ongoing commitment to charity
For the past three years, Opera Prelude has also supported the Chilterns Centre, a facility providing relief care for children who require 24-hour support and their carers, through concerts at the Kenton Theatre in Henley, the fourth-oldest working theatre in the country. A share of the profits from these concerts is donated to the Centre, enabling them to continue their important work.
Our future plans are to expand our programme further into educational performance partnerships; many of our Young Artists are also passionate musical educators, and as part of our commitment to bring opera to new audiences, we believe that the earlier the start, the better!
Alex Haigh is our Director of Outreach; for more information: